While any home can benefit from having a septic system, they are usually installed in homes that are unable to be connected to public sewer access due to living rurally or in a small community that does not offer public sewer access. Septic systems are a cost-effective option for homeowners to have the wastewater that is generated by their home treated and disposed of on-site. When a septic system is properly installed and maintained it will make a significant contribution to protecting water resources and keeping the homeowner compliant with the Clean Water Act.
Sadly, septic systems fail every year due to improper use and neglect. A homeowner has a responsibility to make sure that only materials that are septic system friendly are flushed down the toilet or rinsed down the drain. When high volumes of caustic chemicals or foreign objects are sent into the plumbing system and eventually land in the septic system, clogs, blockages, and permanent damage can occur which will result in leaks, expensive repairs, and sometimes even the need to replace the entire system.
If your home has a septic system and you haven’t had it serviced in more than a year, don’t hesitate to contact our office today. Having annual maintenance checks of your septic system is the best way you can eliminate the chances of a septic system malfunction and our team of expert plumbers has been providing Kingston area homeowners with superior septic system support for years.
Some of the tasks that our septic technician will complete during your maintenance visit include:
- Check the integrity of the tank. If non-biodegradable materials are flushed down the toilet or rinsed down the drain and diverted to the septic tank, they can begin to weaken the integrity of the tank and cause cracks or leaks. Also, if your septic tank is installed in poor or loose soil any disruption to the soil can cause the tank to shift and the lid could possibly crack or dislodge.
- Measure solids. Your septic tank should be pumped once every 3 to 5 years depending on the volume of waste that is generated by your household. During a routine maintenance appointment our technician will measure the level of solids in your tank and provide you with a pump schedule
- Check for signs of blockages or clogs. If your system is showing signs of poor water flow, foul odors, or backup of sewage in your basins you likely have a clog or blockage. Our technician will check the entire system from start to finish and locate the issue so we can then repair it or provide you with options
Whether you need a new septic system installed, or you need repairs or maintenance services we have the skills and the years of experience to help. Our expert plumbers have been working with septic systems for years and have encountered just about every scenario that can arise. We are proud to have the extensive experience and equipment necessary to specialize in difficult septic systems. These are the systems that require additional regulations and permits because they are installed in delicate areas like near watersheds or in loose soil.
Because of the delicate nature of the materials that septic systems manage, being installed in vulnerable environments makes the need to be especially diligent and careful when working on the system even more important. Our team is well-versed in all regulations and technologies applicable to septic systems both conventional and difficult.